Metro to offer free rides on Election Day, March 3

Metro will provide FREE rides on all Metro Bus and Rail lines to help people reach the polls on Election Day, which is taking place Tuesday, March 3. No fare will be charged from midnight on Tuesday, March 3 to midnight on Wednesday, March 4.

If you’re not sure where your polling place is, check here! Then hop on board to cast your vote. You can plan your trip at

In addition to the free fares, Metro Headquarters at One Gateway Plaza and El Monte Bus Station will be used as vote centers from Feb. 22 through Election Day. The County Registrar-Recorder’s Office has also placed a Vote by Mail Box in the East Portal area of Union Station where voters can drop off their mail-in ballots.

Other transit agencies offering free fares for Election Day on March 3 include:

Metro Bike Share is also offering free rides on Election Day, no promo code needed! Visit any bike station kiosk on March 3 to get a single free ride. The first 30 minutes are free and $1.75 per 30 minutes thereafter.

7 replies

  1. So does this mean I don’t have to buy a ticket tomorrow for super Tuesday? Or, do I have to enter a code somewhere to get a free ticket?

    • Hi,

      You will be able to board without tapping tomorrow. The fare gates at gated stations will be open to pass through.

      Thank you,

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

  2. I look forward to future elections where Metro extends free fare for 11 days. It would do wonders for the city, county, & state

  3. What time will start a free service ride to vote at so before on March 3, 2020 what time going to end of free service ride at this time?

    • No fare will be charged from midnight on Tuesday, March 3 to midnight on Wednesday, March 4.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  4. If you are not registered as a Democrat, you must ask for a “Democratic Crossover Ballot”.
    If you get a regular “Democratic Ballot,” they can elect not to count it.

  5. this is a bit misleading. Yes you can find the closest voting center to you, but any LA County voter can vote at any LA County voting center. So basically any LA resident who comes through LA Union Station or El Monte Bus Station can vote there, making it convenient. That should be highlighted, as well as other voting centers close to rail stations.